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Searching for the Spirit of Spring

Illustrated by Selina Masego Morulane, Written by Mosa Mahlaba, Designed by Sibusiso Mkhwanazi

 

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One warm morning, Nkanyezi
overheard two village elders
talking about the festival.
“The people of Ndlovu have lost
their spirit of celebration,” one sighed.
“How can we have a Spring
festival in a village that has
forgotten how to celebrate?”
asked another.

 

 

Nkanyezi was worried.
“How will the sun shine again
unless we sing to wake it from
its winter slumber?” she asked herself.
Nkanyezi thought for a long time.
“I must find what we have lost,”
she decided.
“I must go in search of things
that will bring back the spirit of
celebration to my village.”

 

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